Coverage was hard to come by of Sunday’s fifth debate of Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline and Democratic challenger Paul Morrison in Overland Park. (Are we already tired of these guys?) But as described by the Lawrence Journal-World, the subject matter sounded familiar, including Kline’s pursuit of abortion clinic records and Morrison’s hand in drafting a 6-year-old sentencing reform. One new twist, though: Kline defended his 2003 hiring of Bryan Brown to head his office’s consumer affairs division, despite Brown’s anti-abortion activities and failure to pay a $61,000 court judgment in Indiana, by saying Brown “expressed his faith and his opposition to abortion,” just as Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks had used civil disobedience to protest laws they opposed. That drew groans and laughter from Morrison supporters.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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